1792. This stone was erected by Alexander Gray and Mary Ballantine his spouse, Merchant at the Scouringburn, in memory of their two children, viz., William and Alexander. William died the 5th July 1788, aged about 9 months, Alexander died December the 31th 1790, aged 1 year and 7 months.
Vita quam brevis. ( Life how short ).
Eterrutas quam longa. ( Eternity how long ).
Source: The Book of the Howff, ŠLibraries, Leisure and Culture Dundee, Local History Centre & is
1792 by Alexander Gray, merchant Scouringburn